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Pat O'Brien


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Pat O’Brien Born, (December 15, 1968) is the lead guitarist for the death metal band Cannibal Corpse. He was born in Northern Kentucky. He graduated from Conner High School in Hebron, Kentucky in 1983. He currently resides in Florida and is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He owns a collection of guns including a Spas 12, an AK-74, and various tactical assault rifles. He has writing credits on some of Cannibal Corpse’s more complicated songs, including “Hatchet to the Head,” “Systematic Elimination,” “Frantic Disembowelment” and “Blunt Force Castration.” He is featured on the albums Gallery of Suicide, Bloodthirst, Gore Obsessed, Worm Infested, The Wretched Spawn, Kill, and Evisceration Plague.
Pat O’Brien joined Cannibal Corpse in 1997 after recording In Memory and The Politics of Ecstasy with Nevermore in 1995 - 1996, replacing Rob Barrett on guitars. He also played in Cincinnati based death/thrash metal band Ceremony for a while in the 80’s as well as David T. Chastain, Prizoner, and Monstrosity.
Pat plays a signature series B.C. Rich Custom V’s and signature series guitars with RAN Guitars. He uses Mesa Boogie triple rectifier 2 channel amplifier heads with 4x12 cabinets, a Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Pedal, EMG pickups, Dunlop picks, and D’Addario Baritone strings.

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